You are trained to use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships. This course develops the skills of reﬂection and reﬂexivity in relation to counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice. The course develops the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice, together with the opportunity to analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society. The course is accredited by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists [BACP] ethical framework to counselling practice and supports students with how to use supervision effectively, to research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills. You will discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling and examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The course is based on the person-centered philosophy and therapy of Carl Rogers. All course tutors are qualiﬁed and experienced person-centred counsellors. The skills and professional attitudes of counselling are developed through group work, seminars, creative workshops, tutored discussions and lectures. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? The course is for those who can demonstrate an empathy and understanding of life experiences and knowledge of person-centred beliefs and attitudes and wish to become a person-centred counsellor. It is essential that you have, or are studying for, a Level 2 qualification in Counselling Skills, with a minimum of 60 hours counselling practice at Level 2. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? As a qualiﬁed Counsellor, you can work in a wide range of services including abuse services, primary care counselling, services for young people, mental health services and careers services as well as in private practice. Qualiﬁcation enable you to work towards professional accreditation and pursue higher education in counselling related ﬁelds. Graduates may progress to the one year Top-up Degree at Sussex Downs College, to gain a full BSc Honours Degree.
The main aims are achieved through students becoming able to:
- Use person-centred counselling skills and attitudes to form and maintain effective counselling relationships.
- Develop the skills of reflection and reflexivity in relation to their counselling practice.
- Analyse the social context of counselling practice including the family, difference and diversity, culture, politics, religion and language within contemporary society.
- Discuss the application of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions to counselling practice.
- Describe how to use supervision effectively.
- Use research effectively and develop research knowledge and skills.
- Discuss mental health issues in relation to counselling.
- Examine the implications of working as a counsellor across a range of work settings including private practice.
Your progress and development are monitored through tutor, peer and self-assessment and specific assignments. You will complete 100 hours of placement work and receive 25 hours of supervision for this work. You will also engage in 40 hours of personal therapy in the life of the course. Study on campus is timetabled to cover 1 day per week during term time allowing students to maintain jobs and family life with the minimum of disruption.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Year 2 - 120 CATS points from degree-level study (e.g. one year of full-time FdSc, BSc or other Level 4 qualification). Content of completed modules from previous study will be reviewed to ensure they map across to learning aims/outcomes of the new course. Please contact us for further information.
International students will need IELTS 6.5 overall with a 6 in writing. For further information about studying with us as an International student, including information about study visas, please visit: https://international.escg.ac.uk/
You will need to pass a Level 2 qualification in Counselling Skills, and have a minimum of 60 hours counselling practice at Level 2.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall with mimimum 6 in writing.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7995||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7995||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7995||Year 1|